Libyan government forces intercepted the tanker Monday after it left a rebel-held port in eastern Libya loaded with oil.
Just when you thought the distractions in Russia, Malaysia, and Libya were enough to take the spotlight off domestic drama, Chris Christie's BridgeGate scandal bubbles back into the headlines. As WSJ reports, Manhattan federal prosecutors...Show More Summary
Two months ago we noted the clashes between the Libyan government and the rebels over selling oil. It appears the rising threats are reaching a crescendo as AABAA reports the Libyan Navy has impounded a North Korean oil tanker trying to export oil from a rebel-held port of Es-Sider, and is on its way to Western Libya. Show More Summary
State oil firm says North Korean-flagged vessel that tried to ship oil from rebel-held port is under government control.
A North Korean-flagged tanker has finished loading crude at the Libyan rebel-controlled port of Es Sider but has not yet left the terminal, Libyan oil officials said on Monday.
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(By Sarah Leah Whitson) (Tripoli) – The international community should agree to provide assistance to Libya’s flailing judicial system, Human Rights Watch said... following the international ministerial conference on…
Libya's defence ministry has issued orders to its military authorizing the use of force to stop a North Korea-flagged tanker loading crude oil sold by armed rebels seeking to bypass the Tripoli government, state media said on Sunday. The post Libya Authorises Use Of Force Against North Korean-Flagged Tanker appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
By Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Armed protesters in eastern Libya traded threats with the government on Sunday in a tense stand-off over the unauthorized sale of oil from a rebel-held port. A...Show More Summary
Defence Ministry authorises military to use force to stop North Korea-flagged tanker loading crude oil sold by rebels.
Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Libya threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker at an oil terminal held by militants in the restive east, saying it was being loaded illegally. Separatists blockading Al-Sidra facility attempted to load crude aboard the Morning Glory in the latest challenge to central government control. Show More Summary
Tripoli says force will be used if the vessel does not stop loading at an eastern port controlled by separatists.
Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port east of Tripoli, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth. The post Libya Threatens to Bomb North Korean Ship If It Exports Seized Oil appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
By James M. Dorsey It was only a matter of time before Al Saadi Al Qaddafi, the notorious, soccer-obsessed third son of toppled Libyan leader Col. Moammar Qaddafi would be extradited to Libya by Niger, one of the world's poorest countries that plays a key role in Western efforts to defeat Al Qaeda affiliates in the Sahel and North and West Africa. Show More Summary
This is believed to be the first map of Africa, as a continent. "Africa" was originally a Roman term for the region of modern Tunisia and the western portion of Libya. The Arabs later adopted a similar definition. But this is the first...Show More Summary
Mary sends us a Washington Post story about the 13 US sailors who are buried in Libya since 1804 from the USS USS Intrepid; In 1804, the 13 sailors aboard the USS Intrepid were dispatched with explosives to blow up the Tripoli harbor. The city’s ruler had been using it as a base for pirate […]
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — One of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons, al-Saadi, was extradited on Thursday to A Gadhafi Son Is Extradited To Libya - -
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — One of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, al-Saadi, was extradited on Thursday to Libya from Niger, where he had taken refuge as his father's regime crumbled in 2011, bringing cheers from Libyans as the government prepares to prosecute him for his alleged role in trying to suppress the uprising against Gadhafi's rule.
Saadi Gadhafi, who is accused in connection with crackdowns on anti-regime protesters in the lead up to his father's 2011 ouster, had been under house arrest in the West African country.